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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Joshua Trundle (voice)
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Albert (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Father Mouse (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Bright ...
(voice)
Scott Firestone ...
(voice)
Bob McFadden ...
(voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Allen Swift ...
(voice) (as Alan Swift)
Christine Winter ...
(voice)
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Storyline

One Christmas season, the citizens of a small town, both human and mouse, find their letters to Santa Claus have been unceremoniously returned. Furthermore, there is a message that says the entire town has been removed from Santa's delivery itinerary due to being insulted by a letter from that town dismissing his existance. While Father Mouse confronts his cynical son, Albert, who wrote the letter; their human companions, a clockmaker and his family work to find a way to regain Mr. Claus' favour. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Animation | Family

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TV-G
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8 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karácsony éjjelén  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

As Father Mouse pushes the door open to the children's hospital, he is seen leaning partially away from the door in the long shot. In the close-up, he is seen leaning toward the door, after he's done pushing it. See more »

Quotes

Father Mouse: "'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Well, *I'm* stirring. If only I could sleep. If only I knew. We've got trouble, the boss and me. *Big* trouble. I mean, how would you feel if there were only three minutes till Christmas, and you didn't know whether...?
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Connections

Referenced in Dog with a Blog: Twas the Flight Before Christmas (2013) See more »

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Give Your Heart a Try
Sung by George Gobel and Chorus
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An excellent Movie
9 December 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Holiday cartoons. The music is catchy, the characters are involving, and the animation is fun. I find it a shame that this one isn't played much anymore as it tells a great story and is sure to be treasured by generations. I hope that this movie is brought back to holiday specials television, "cause even a miracle needs a hand."


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